Resources/Craft Lab

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Anyone working on a craft lab for 2169? Especially since the industrial sewing machines at 2169 has been acquired. fixme

This will probably share space with the Electronics Lab, upstairs.

Sewing Machine

We have one Necchi home sewing machine. It's pretty basic, with maybe 5 kinds of zigzags and a buttonholer. Instructions on its use:

If you're experienced with a sewing machine you'll probably be fine with this one after using it for a bit. It has Personality... I got it from Freecycle a while back and fixed one mechanical problem it had, but couldn't fix another. At high speeds it sometimes does a nasty crunch which sometimes breaks a needle, but at slow speeds I've never seen it do so, and therefore haven't been able to figure out exactly how it crunches. I have suspicions... anyway, Whatever, it's there, use it. If you don't know how to run it, feel free to ask Rachel to show you.

Coming at some point: a box of miscellaneous items: thread, spare bobbins, tweezers, seam ripper, etc.

Is there interest in a sewing workshop of any kind? I can teach any of the following (and more), depending on people's interest & existing skill level:

  • How to run a sewing machine
  • mending
  • hack your clothing (partially or completely rework an existing garment)
  • sew an entire garment from scratch
  • patternmaking
  • basic soft circuit techniques

Rachel 00:48, 20 November 2008 (PST)